MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability.
The Award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the Foundation’s core fields of work and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $200,000 to $1 million. Read More
A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law is applying cutting-edge science and research to protect human rights globally. Watch
A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, John Howard Association of Illinois is conducting independent oversight to ensure humane and fair treatment of the incarcerated in Illinois. Watch
From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More
Participants in Match Education, an intensive tutoring and mentoring program for low-income Chicago youth, performed substantially better on tests and failed less frequently in multiple academic areas, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab Read More